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Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
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Fraud email example:
From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 04:58:47 +0200
My Dear Good Friend,
How are you today? I am writing to inform you that I have Paid the fee for your Cheque Draft. And I went to the bank to confirm if the Cheque has expired or getting near to expire and Mrs Sandra Matthew the Director of Central Bank of West African States(BCEAO) told me that before the cheque will get to your hand that it will expire. So I told him to cash the US$2.5MILLION US DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losting this funds.A however, all the necessary arrangement of delivering the US$2.5MILLION US DOLLARS in cash was made with FEDEX COURIER SERVICES COMPANY LTD.
In Cotonou Benin Republic, Mrs Sandra Matthew the Director of Central Bank of West African State (BCEAO) Cotonou have to package the sum of US$2.5MILLION US DOLLARS in cash for me. Then she also agreed to help me to Register the Consignment box with FEDEX COURIER SERVICES COMPANY LTD. Infact I'm happy that every movement I made goes normally.As for our agreement with the FEDEX COURIER SERVICES COMPANY LTD.
They promised that your consignment will leave this Country on monday next week,But the Director of the FEDEX COURIER SERVICES COMPANY LTD. said that they need your contacts informations to able them meet up with you immediately the Diplomat Agent arrived to your Country. Please write a letter of application to the DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN DELIVERIES DEPARTMENT address below.
ATTN:Rev. Dr. JERRY UBA
TEl: +: +229-9318-0615
Website : www.fedex.com
Please, Send them your contact information to able them locate you immediately they arrived in your country with your BOX .
This is what they need from you.
1.YOUR FULL NAME
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS.
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER.
4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE.
5.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE
Note.FEDEX COURIER SERVICES COMPANY LTD.don't know the contents of the Box.I registered it as a BOX of an FAMILY VALUABLES. They don't know
it contents money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. don't let them know that is money that is in that Box. MORE SO BE INFORMED THAT THIS
IS A FEDEX DIPLOMATIC DELIVERY AND NOT ALL FEDEX STAFF ARE AWARE OF THE DELIVERY ONLY THE DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN DELIVERIES DEPARTMENT. DO CONTACT HIM ALONE DIRECTLY ON HIS EMAIL.
You call the Director of the company with this line: +229-9318-0615
Thanks and Remain Blessed.
BARR. JOHN ODILI (ESQ)
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